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The exhibit Suitably Attired features over two dozen items from the Emily Reynolds Historic Costume Collection at NDSU. It runs December 4 through February 24 at the Historic and Cultural Society of Clay County, in Moorhead, MN.
Clothing, shoes, hats and jewelry are included, plus one quilt. Here’s a peek at the quilt, made by Nettie Mason. She used acetate fabric left from her granddaughter’s wedding gown. Her granddaughter, Jean, married Bill Guy in 1943.
Jean’s wedding gown, made by Mrs. Hall, is displayed in front of the quilt.
Join QGND members Kim Baird (exhibit curator) and Susan Curtis (ERHCC collections manager) for the opening reception on Tuesday, December 4 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm, at the Hjemkomst Center. No charge.
“OUT OF THE BOX”
- This challenge is for members of QGND only.
- Your quilt must be three layers, quilted by hand or machine but not tied.
- The quilt you create can not be a square or a rectangle.
- It can be any other shape you desire, i.e. rhombus, parallelogram, triangle, hexagon, pentagon, octagon, circle, ellipse or anything else you design.
- Your creation must have a perimeter of at least 50” but no more than 145”.
- Use your stash, have fun, but one more little required element. Use at least one square inch of both a black solid and a white solid fabric.
- Embellish or not, your choice. Your quilt will tell you if it needs it.
The cost of participation is $ 5.00 and part of this challenge is having your quilt ready for the Metro Quilt Expo and delivered to the Ramada Hotel on April 30 between noon and 6pm. For those signing up details will be sent to you about entering the MQE at no additional cost.
2019 Challenge Quilt Chair
Return form and fee to:
Cheryl Christlieb 1365 Towering Pines Ct SW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Here is the list of donors and buyers from the 2018 Metro Quilt Expo silent auction.
Over $1300 was raised, thanks to everyone who participated!
|Small Quilt Silent Auction 2018|
|Donor||Name of Quilt/item||Purchaser|
|1||Anderson, Bonnie L||Spring Postcard/stand||Belcourt, Mary|
|2||Anderson, Bonnie L||Patchwork Posey quilt||Bjelde, Kris|
|3||Baird, Kim||Jenga quilt||Richardson, Muriel|
|4||Baird, Kim||Spring chicks quilt||Buzick, Clem|
|5||Belcourt, Mary||Pink Infinity Scarf||Restemans, Kathy|
|6||Belcourt, Mary||2 Money Bunnies||Bonnie Anderson|
|7||Belcourt, Mary||Grey and flower wristlet bag||Dambach, Virginia|
|8||Belcourt, Mary||Grey and flower small zip bag||Hermann, Colette|
|9||Belcourt, Mary||Microwave bowl holder, towel/cloth||Hage, Lisa Jo|
|10||Brattland, Shirley||Urban Rooster quilt||Buzick, Clem|
|11||Brattland, Shirley||Urban Chicken quilt||Waxler, Mary Ann|
|12||Bruce, Connie||Framed Abstract Art||Zeleznik, Barb|
|13||Buck, Roz||Ribbon embellished floral garden||Dambach, Virginia|
|14||Daley Getz, Lona||“Found Art” Treasure Box||Abelman, Amanda|
|15||Dambach, Virginia||Hearts and Flowers Quilt||Griggs, Melissa|
|16||Dambach, Virginia||Peach rose broach & pin cushion||Christlieb, Cheryl|
|17||Degerness, Clare||Mini log cabin pin cushion||Dambach, Virginia|
|18||Degerness, Clare||Floral bowl & table runner||Restemans, Kathy|
|19||Degerness, Clare||Pots of Posies quilt||Waxler, Mary Ann|
|20||Fiddler, Nadine||6 fabric gift boxes, # 1||Dambach, Virginia|
|21||Fiddler, Nadine||6 fabric gift boxes, # 2||Gion, Dandria|
|22||Folkedahl, Shelley||Harvest Gold quilt||Gill, Iris|
|23||Folkedahl, Shelley||The Blues quilt||Gill, Iris|
|24||Folkedahl, Shelley||Confetti Heart Quilt||Gill, Iris|
|25||Holm, Nancy||Tree Trivet||Gill, Iris|
|26||Holm, Nancy||Snowman Candle Mat||Ressler, Wanda|
|27||Holm, Nancy||Grey Knit Pillow||Buzick, Clem|
|28||Holm, Nancy||Primitive Flag quilt||Waxler, Mary Ann|
|29||Holm, Nancy||Valentine candle mat||Gion, Dandria|
|30||Holm, Nancy||Green Table Runner||Fitzgerald, Mary|
|31||Keller, Elaine||Winter Fantasy Beaded Quilt||Spitzer, Peggy|
|32||LaBounty, Verna||Rainbow placemats- 2||Krag, Mary|
|33||LaBounty, Verna||Cool Blue placemats- 2||Dambach, Virginia|
|34||LaBounty, Verna||Splashes of Color table runner||Watson, Kae|
|35||Link, Pat||Zipper pouch||Oliver, Martha|
|36||Richardson, Julie||Doll nightgown, quilt, slippers||Kranzler, Marty|
|37||Richardson, Julie||Doll nightgown, quilt, slippers||Gordon, Sandra|
|38||Richardson, Julie||Doll nightgown, quilt, slippers||Dambach, Virginia|
|39||Richardson, Julie||Doll nightgown, quilt, slippers||Coughlin, Judy|
|40||Richardson, Muriel||Quilted Tile Trivet||Richardson, Muriel|
|41||Schock, Susan||Welcome Spring quilt||Waxler, Mary Ann|
|42||Schock, Susan||Parasol Pam quilt||Wakely, Jean|
|43||Stenehjem, Kim||Falling Leaves quilt||Dambach, Virginia|
|44||Well, Janet||Summertime table runner & trivet||Bishop, Cathie|
|45||Zeleznik, Barb||Acorn Pin Cushion #1||Zeleznik, Barb|
|46||Zeleznik, Barb||Acorn Pin Cushion #2||Dambach, Virginia|
Be sure to stop by the food court at West Acres Shopping Center in Fargo. 24 gallery niches there are now filled with quilts from QGND members, many of which were winners at past quilt shows.
The quilts will remain on view through the Memorial Day weekend, by special request of West Acres. This is great publicity for our upcoming Metro Quilt Expo!
Thanks to everyone who loaned quilts for this show:
Bonnie Anderson Hazel Ashworth Kim Baird Clem Buzick Virginia Dambach Clare Degerness Judith Eide Elaine Keller Stephanie Lacher Pat Link Barb Nicholson Julie Richardson Muriel Richardson Susan Schock Peggy Spitzer Kim Stenehjem Barb Zeleznik
Thanks to Carol Schlossman and West Acres staff for hanging and labeling the quilts.
Thanks to Kim Baird, assisted by Virginia Dambach and Barb Nicholson, for putting the show together.
Two poised and talented high schoolers addressed QGND at the March meeting. They have a project to make fidget pillows, which are given to, and appreciated by, people with dementia or stroke.
It was great to meet them. To contribute in any way to their project, check out their website here.
The drawing for our 2017 raffle quilt was held Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Historic and Cultural Society of Clay County in Moorhead.
Jim Saueressig of the Fargo area won the large quilt. He is a board member of the HCSCC.
What is our Guild’s Mission Statement?
“The Guild is formed for the purpose of maintaining an organization for educational, preservational, and eleemosynary objectives: to sponsor and cultivate interest in the appreciation and preservation of patchwork, applique, quilted art, and related needlework; and to promote the exchange of ideas.”
Wow, have I lost you yet?
Most of us don’t know our Mission Statement, and to quote the website NonprofitHub, “By itself, your mission statement doesn’t mean much. It’s just words on a page. But if it is supported by a group of people who care about making a difference in the world, that’s something else. Few things are as powerful as a shared mission.”
Currently, what we have is words on a page.
The Board wants to update our Mission Statement. As it stands now, our Mission Statement is too long; it should have only 10 to 20 words. To write a new mission statement, we have to understand our Guild, and I want to hear from you. This is not just something I am saying, I mean it. I would like to have every member that is reading this article either send me an email, or write me a letter. Let me know your answers to the following 3 questions:
1. Why do you quilt?
2. Why are you a member of this Guild?
3. What do you think the purpose of our Guild is, or what should it be?
If you come to the August meeting, we will be talking about these questions and more. If you do not come to the August meeting, please email me your responses and any other feelings about the Guild
that you want me to know, at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail me a letter at
Quilters’ Guild of ND
PO Box 2662, Fargo ND 58108.
I would like to have all responses back by September 1. I look forward to hearing from you!
Quilters’ Guild of North Dakota
Julian Thompson, known to us as Quilter Tom, departed this world June 23 in Moorhead, MN.
While at least 3 other men have joined QGND, Tom was a member for 30 years. He was probably our only member who was a veteran of World War II. (Hjerdis Watson served in the Navy in Korea.)
Our speaker at the February 18 meeting was Chris Armbrust, of Dakota Fiber Mill. On her farm near Kindred, Chris employs second-hand machines to clean, card and spin animal fibers.
She told us how she got into this business, and of future plans to expand into making felt. She brought plenty of samples, which everyone wanted to touch. Some of the fibers she processes are yak, bison, alpaca, lama and sheep. Oh, let’s not forget camel. . .one named Abraham lives on her farm. Chris says he will stand still for 20 minutes while she combs out the soft undercoat.
The sheep, goats and camelids (lama, alpaca) are shorn to harvest their fiber. Chris’s goats are angoras, and their fiber is known as mohair. Angora fiber comes from long-haired Angora rabbits. Like the camel, rabbits are combed, not shorn.
Chris says that school groups come to the farm for tours, and she enjoys showing off her animals. She also brings a few to the annual Fiber Arts Festival in south Fargo, scheduled for August 12, 2017.
Chris’s talk was engaging and educational, even though her computer had technical difficulties, and she wasn’t able to share her Powerpoint presentation. Unfortunately for you if you own a fleece or a fiber animal, Dakota Fiber Mill won’t be able to process it for you–they are not taking any new clients at the moment, and are behind on orders for existing customers. Demand is high for this service, and DFM is the only mill in North or South Dakota.
The crowd was eager to stroke, and purchase, fibers and yarns. Below, some fiber sources.